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The Last Days on Mars (2013)

  • Rate: 5.5/10 total 6,422 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 September 2013 (Denmark)
  • Runtime: 98 min
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The Last Days on Mars (2013)

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  • IMDb page: The Last Days on Mars (2013)
  • Rate: 5.5/10 total 6,422 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 19 September 2013 (Denmark)
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Filming Location: Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  • Budget: £7,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: Ruairi Robinson
  • Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Max Richter   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby DigitalDynamic International Freight Services  freight forwardersDynamic International Freight Services  shipping/freightIntelligent Media  international monitoring agencyInternational Traders  production services: JordanIrish Film Board  funding (as Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board)Kodak  film stockMediacom 24-7  travel agentPanavision Grips  camera dolliesPanavision UK  camera equipment provided byProduction Copier Company  production equipment and servicesProgramme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne  funding (as MEDIA)Sapex Scripts  post-production script services Create a character page for: Vincent CampbellRebecca LaneCharles BrunelKim AldrichRobert IrwinMarko PetrovicRichard HarringtonLauren DalbyFlight Commander Ellis———–more…
  • Plot Keyword: Mars | Astronaut | Back From The Dead | Space | Undead

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Sydney J. Bounds  short story
  • Clive Dawson  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Ruairi Robinson stated that as a first time director, to get to work with a cast of that caliber was amazing. On the casting process, he commented that he “sort of picked cast members that never normally do this kind of film. They all do serious proper movies”. He also said that he “liked the idea of putting people who would never normally do Sci-Fi stuff into a Sci-Fi movie, because they are going to take it seriously then and people are going to take them seriously”. 3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Romola Garai, who has appeared in more than a few period pieces, stated that “wearing a space suit is exactly the same as wearing a corset. It’s equally uncomfortable”. 4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Screenwriter Clive Dawson tried to be faithful to the original short story by Sydney J. Bounds, “The Animators”. However, in the story, the crew was integrated by six men. For the adaptation, Dawson added two new characters and wrote some of them as female characters. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When asked what appealed to her about Last Days on Mars, Romola Garaianswered that “it was a science fiction film and, in that way, it was really different from anything I’d done before” and that she “was very attracted to doing something different. It had a great cast attached when I auditioned for it, and a really good director”. She added that she loves science fiction and reads a lot of science fiction, so she “was really excited to do something in that genre”. 2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Romola Garai, Liev Schreiber and Sally Hawkins were the first three actors to sign on to star in the film. 2 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • May 2012: Olivia Williams replaces Sally Hawkins, who has to drop out due to personal commitments. 1 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars. |  »

Story: A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Alexandra Arlango known as associate producer
  • Andrea Cornwell known as producer
  • Clive Dawson known as associate producer
  • Mark Hubbard known as line producer
  • Michael Kuhn known as producer
  • Brendan McCarthy known as co-producer
  • John McDonnell known as co-producer
  • Malcolm Ritchie known as executive producer
  • Tim Smith known as executive producer
  • James Swarbrick known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Liev Schreiber known as Vincent Campbell
  • Romola Garai known as Rebecca Lane
  • Elias Koteas known as Charles Brunel
  • Olivia Williams known as Kim Aldrich
  • Johnny Harris known as Robert Irwin
  • Goran Kostic known as Marko Petrovic
  • Tom Cullen known as Richard Harrington
  • Yusra Warsama known as Lauren Dalby
  • Patrick Joseph Byrnes known as Flight Commander Ellis

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Corinne Bossu known as makeup artist: daily
  • Michael Byrne known as prosthetic make up artist
  • Steven Byrne known as prosthetic make up artist
  • Steven Byrne known as prosthetics technician
  • Satinder Chumber known as prosthetics technician
  • Jack Coakley known as prosthetics trainee
  • Dan Frye known as prosthetics technician
  • Jo Grover known as key prosthetics makeup artist
  • Roseanna Larner known as makeup trainee: dailies
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Kristyan Mallett known as prosthetics makeup designer
  • Tara McDonald known as hair & make up designer
  • José Mora known as prosthetic sculptor
  • Chloe Muton-Phillips known as art finisher
  • Sophie Roberts known as hair & makeup artist
  • Emma Sheffield known as art finisher
  • Lucy Sibbick known as prosthetic technician
  • Sinead Sweeney known as contact lens technician
  • Simon Taylor known as prosthetics technician
  • Victoria Warrington known as contact lens technician

Art Department:

  • Marshall Aver known as prop buyer
  • Ravi Bansal known as concept artist
  • Bruce Barnes known as carpenter
  • Lauren Briggs-Miller known as assistant prop buyer
  • Ian Bunting known as modeller
  • Martin Campbell known as prop modeller
  • Dan Crandon known as construction manager
  • Jonathan Downing known as prop manufacturing buyer
  • Teri Fairhurst known as draughtsman
  • Muhannad Halawani known as property master
  • Clare Holland known as scenic painter
  • Hannah Kons known as art department assistant
  • Elizabeth Loach known as draughtsman
  • Dan Marsden known as carpenter
  • Adam McCreight known as property master
  • Emad Al Muhtaseb known as art department coordinator
  • Lara Murray known as head scenic painter
  • Catherine Palmer known as standby art director
  • Christian Pearce known as vehicle concept artist
  • Joanna Pratt known as graphic artist
  • Paul Robinson known as standby props
  • Elliot Scott known as draughtsman
  • Elliot Scott known as draughtsman
  • David Stapleton known as scenic painter
  • David Sutheran known as stand-by props
  • Sophie Tarver known as prop maker
  • Dan Walker known as concept artist
  • Terry Whitehouse known as prop maker
  • Rebecca Wood known as props

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Company

Production Companies:

  • British Film Institute (BFI) (as BFI) (presents)
  • Irish Film Board (as Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board) (in association with) (presents)
  • Qwerty Films
  • Fantastic Films (in co-production with)

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting equipment
  • Atlantic Screen Music  music production and publishing (as Atlantic Screen Composers)
  • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
  • BFI Film Fund  funding
  • City National Bank  funding
  • Compuhire  computer playback
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Dynamic International Freight Services  freight forwarders
  • Dynamic International Freight Services  shipping/freight
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • International Traders  production services: Jordan
  • Irish Film Board  funding (as Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board)
  • Kodak  film stock
  • Mediacom 24-7  travel agent
  • Panavision Grips  camera dollies
  • Panavision UK  camera equipment provided by
  • Production Copier Company  production equipment and services
  • Programme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne  funding (as MEDIA)
  • Sapex Scripts  post-production script services

Distributors:

  • Magnet Releasing (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Blue Sky Media (2013) (Czech Republic) (all media)
  • Magnolia Pictures (2014) (USA) (DVD)
  • Magnolia Pictures (2014) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2013) (Bulgaria) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2013) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2013) (Romania) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • 4DMax (3D Cyber & LIDAR scanning and digital modelling)
  • Bowsie Workshop

Visual Effects by:

  • Jaume Arteman known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Louise Brand known as head of operations: 4DMax
  • Keith Brett known as lead rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Ed Bruce known as visual effects supervisor: Screen Scene
  • Jonathon Caffrey known as rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Denny Cahill known as rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Giacomo Cavalletti known as cg artist: Screen Scene
  • Andy Chopping known as photographer: 4DMax
  • Joseph Courtis known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Kenneth Coyne known as visual effects coordinator: Screen Scene
  • Vadim Draempaehl known as cg animator: Screen Scene
  • Rob Dunbar known as visual effects
  • Lars Ellingbø known as cg artist: Screen Scene
  • Grainne Freeman known as 2d supervisor: Screen Scene
  • Attila Gall known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Ronan Gantly known as rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Peter Hartless known as visual effects coordinator
  • Peter Hartless known as visual effects data wrangler
  • Paul Hormis known as visual effects artist
  • Charlotte Jacobson known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Amy Elizabeth James known as visual effects production manager: Screen Scene
  • Aled Rhys Jones known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Gerard Keating known as head of visual effects pipeline: Screen Scene
  • Sevendalino Khay known as lead digital matte painter: Screen Scene
  • Andy Kirwan known as data wrangler: Screen Scene
  • Ben Klimmek known as cg artist: Screen Scene
  • Anaïs Lacoste known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Garloff Langenbeck known as fx artist: Screen Scene
  • Duncan Lees known as head of 3D services: 4DMax
  • Jamie Lochhead known as compositor
  • Eoin Mahon known as rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Fran Martinez known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Keith Mason known as visual effects editor
  • Dora Maud known as photographer: 4DMax
  • Adam McInnes known as visual effects supervisor
  • Scott McInnes known as digital matte painter: Screen Scene
  • Scott McInnes known as matte artist
  • Sarah Mooney known as visual effects producer: Screen Scene
  • Nicholas Murphy known as visual effects coordinator: Screen Scene
  • Martin Naydenski known as lead fx artist: Screen Scene
  • John O'Connell known as cg technical director: Screen Scene
  • Ben O'Connor known as digital effects artist
  • Eoin O'Sullivan known as rotoscope artist: Screen Scene
  • Aidan Rafferty known as digital effects artist
  • Daniel Rath known as cg artist: Screen Scene
  • Garth Reilly known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Wayne Robson known as 3d supervisor: Screen Scene
  • Jean-Marc Rulier known as 3D scanning specialist: 4DMax
  • James Sellers known as matchmover: Screen Scene
  • Aleksandra Sienkiewicz known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Nick Soothill known as 3D scanning specialist: 4DMax
  • Glen Southern known as cg artist: Screen Scene
  • Elliot Staker known as matchmover: Screen Scene
  • Anthony Webb known as digital compositor: Screen Scene
  • Slavov Yanko known as lead matchmover: Screen Scene

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

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